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Serpentine Boating LakeFed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant places to experience summer in London. With 110 pedalos and rowboats, and a fantastic swimming area there are few better places to forget the bustle and buzz of the big city and float away and relax. The Serpentine Lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde Park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's in two. There's also a regular Running Club which takes its name from the Serpentine and which makes use of the park's tracks. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to the east and The Lido Cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The Serpentine is scheduled to be used for the swimming leg of the triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

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Peter Pan Cup Swimming RacePeter Pan Cup Swimming RacePeter Pan Cup Swimming RaceThis lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake's icy waters every Christmas Day since 1864. At temperatures of below four degrees Celsius in winter, the swimmers will want to get a wiggle on so it's lucky that they are all in hot pursuit of the2019-12-25T00:00:00+00002019-12-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Serpentine Boating Lake,   The Boat House  Serpentine Road    W2 2UH
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Swimming and Watersports
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Wednesday 25th December 2019
This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake's icy waters every Christmas Day since 1864. At temperatures of below four degrees Celsius in winter, the swimmers will want to get a wiggle on so it's lucky that they are all in hot pursuit of the... More about this event
 
 

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
28 Basil Street, SW3 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 2.3 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2.7 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 30 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Boating Lake, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Paintings spanning the Venezuelan artist's expansive 80-year career, revealing the scale, experimentation and playfulness of her work....More
 
 
 
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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
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Serpentine Boating Lake, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Boating Lake, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Marble Arch Theatre
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Marble Arch, W1C | 13 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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20 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Lido Cafe Bar
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
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Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Prince Gardens Restaurant
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48 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park
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Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Red Bar
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86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal Geographical Society
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
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Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

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Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

After giving hundreds of photographs a forensic examination, the judges of the Science Photographer of the Year have given the ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
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Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
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Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
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Seasonal | Until 12th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
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Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2020 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 

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